Depart at 9:30am for a Mother City Tour. The drive takes us to the Main Street-Adderley Street and we relive the experiences of the Portuguese explorers Bartholomeus Diaz and Vasco da Gama when their discoveries led to the southern point of Africa. We carry on to the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest building in South Africa. A visit to the Castle will give you the opportunity to experience the “Key Ceremony” (weekdays) or the “Changing of the Guards” at noon. Visit the Military Museum and take a look at the William Fehr Collection of paintings and other beautiful masterpieces of furniture.
The next interesting experience is a visit to District Six and the District Six Museum (Open Mondays to Fridays) associated with the eviction of 60 000 people due to the Apartheid system. The museum displays a miniature reconstruction of the old District Six. We then drive along buildings of Parliament, St Georges Cathedral where Bishop Desmond Tutu had his parish, Greenmarket Square and the old Townhouse. The “Company Gardens” follows. This is the place where the Dutch East Company established a vegetable garden to address the high rate of casualties due to scurvy. A visit to Green Market Square follows to do craft market Shopping. We then head to Table Mountain where we take the revolving Cable Car to the top of the mountain. Lunch stop will be on the mountain (own expense).
After Table Mountain, the opportunity will be there to stop at a Jewel Factory or Diamond Works and see how diamonds, tanzanite and gold are moulded into fine pieces of jewellery. The very interesting Malay Quarter will not only give you an insight in the Malay Culture in the country, but would allow the keen photographer to take beautiful pictures. Hotel drop off follows around 17h00.